Saturday, August 11, 2007

It's been an interesting week. Since Thursday of last week, our office has been without air conditioning. This, during the hottest week so far of this year, has made truth of my joking statement that I work in a sweatshop for insurance claims. It was kinda funny--one day we have a meeting to discuss the dress code and the fact that some of the girls were rather more "casually" attired than decorum might warrant, and the next the A/C goes out and we're all wearing tank tops and shorts to keep from boiling in our cubicles. Not wanting to make all of my co-workers lose their appetites :) I didn't go quite that far--capris are as close as I get to shorts these days. We had some fans that the construction guys let us borrow while they figured it out, but between the fact that they were covered in drywall dust and the fact that multiple computers seem to be dust magnets, my allergies went absolutely nuts this week. Finally yesterday, our supervisor said that since we had all of the work in turn, we could leave "early". Seven hours is better than the ten I had planned to work, so I won't complain too much...

To make things better, last night my toilet starting acting up, and this morning it stopped up completely. Of course, you can guess what that meant--water everywhere, and not exactly the cleanest water at that, if you know what I mean... The maintenance person was really nice (as she always is). She came over and plunged out the toilet and took the towels that I had put out on the floor to soak up the water. She's going to wash them herself and bring them back to me. Very cool! The bummer thing is that the toilet still should not be used, and they can't get a plumber in until Monday. So for now, I have the key to a vacant apartment down the hall, and I have to use that toilet until after the plumber fixes mine. Fortunately, I can still use my sink and shower...

School starts in about a week, and I'm kinda glad, frankly. I feel like I have totally blown off all of my school responsibilities this summer, but really, I haven't had that many. It feels weird not having been in summer school this year... Things will be very strange this last semester. The professor that I've had for most of my classes is retired, and even though she was sometimes less than fully competent, the known is better than the unknown in some ways. The head of our department is taking over my final design class, and he is fairly universally disliked among the students who've had him for classes. Who knows though, there have been other teachers with bad reputations that I ended up doing well under. I'll reserve judgment until I have some first-hand knowledge. This next week will be devoted to getting all my ducks in a row school-wise, and hopefully getting in some organizing around the apartment.

posted by #Debi at 5:35 PM | permalink | 1 comments


Maybe there will be air conditioning in the classrooms. :0)

By Blogger Kyle, at 7:29 AM  

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